Interview: Henk Vogels - An Australian with a very Dutch heritage and a long and varied career. Ed Hood managed to track down the super-experienced rider on the Gold Coast to hear about his past and present.
Riding through the cobbles and bergs of Belgium where thousands died in the World Wars uniquely connects our sport to tragic historic events. Peter Easton of VeloClassic Tours knows cycling in Belgium better than most, and offers his take on what makes riding here special.
June 27, 2019 - No Tour for Philippe Gilbert this year, but we have all the latest news from the French behemoth. The National championships have started, and team news before the road races. Plus race report from the Halle Ingooigem. 2020 WorldTour calendar, Guillaume Martin and Nacer Bouhanni on the move, AG2R-La Mondiale extend and... more Tour de France.
Race Report: Alexandr Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates) took a wonderful Gent-Wevelgem victory after an incredibly hard day's racing. What chance a Flanders victory for the Norwegian now? Losers of the day: Deceuninck - Quick-Step, the Belgian team worked so hard they had nothing left for the sprint.
It's Gent - Wevelgem 1974; you've made it over the savage Kemmel climb twice with the lead group and survived hanging on the back of an Eddy Merckx and Roger De Vlaeminck driven purge on the run-in; there are 17 guys left, so maybe you would settle for a top ten? Not if your name is Barry Hoban and you feel that the 'over-drive' is in your legs.
In 2005, Nico Mattan grabbed victory in one of the most controversial editions of Gent - Wevelgem ever held. The newspapers ran and ran with it, but Sean Kelly saw, "no problems" with the result. Ed Hood caught-up with the charismatic Belgian to hear Mattan's version of that still-debated day.
Wevelgem Race Preview: At last the peloton is in Belgium for the first of the big Northern Classics on Sunday - Gent-Wevelgem. Yes, there was Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne and Het Nieuwsblad, but that was just the foreplay to the main act. Ed Hood takes us from Gent over the cobbles, plugstreets and the bergs to Wevelgem.